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WHUT
Jan 19, 2010 10:00pm EST
known black people in america to come to such a place of determination about how to face the conditions under which they were living. segregation. no right to vote. bad employment. lower or second class schooling. all of the above. and in dr. king's voice, i not only heard the passion but i also heard some clarity that the mission would not be short-term. that he was going for the long haul and not since the days of dr. dubois that i heard anybody speak with such affirmation and conviction. about our plight. tavis: what did you make of him on a personal level? obviously you have shared with us that you were taken by his presentation and by his commitment to the cause but what did you make of him on your first meeting on a personal level? >> first of all, i knew that he was 26 and i'm looking into the face of this 26-year-old, it was very difficult for me to fathom that he understood and knew so much. his maturity was well beyond his years and his academic information was well beyond the amount of schooling that he had had although he was already the possessor of a ph.d. he had done not
FOX News
Jan 20, 2010 5:00pm EST
you. i'll show you next. >> glenn: hello america. many i ask an honest question. am i beginning to look a little like james trafficant? seriously. maybe it just me. scott brown pulled out a victory last night, 52-47. close to the numbers we showed you yesterday. republicans everywhere are giddy. there is already talk about brown running for president. me i just say cool it. can we actually have people accomplish something first before they become president? i'm just saying. do you remember this guy? he was posing nude and he thought that was a good idea. sure, it was 1982. but i can't recall an era where male nudity was considered a good thing. scott brown can. 1982. did you see the acceptance speech last night? it was great. it was really good. until he started talking about i guess some sort of dowry for his daughters. >> i want to thank them for their help as well. [ applause ] in case anyone is watching throughout the country, they're both available. no, no, no. [ laughter ] only kidding. only kidding. >> glenn: he goes on to say only kidding. only kidding. she's not. but sh
WETA
Jan 20, 2010 5:30pm EST
be on the ver of becoming the saudi arab of south america thanks to lithium. >>> and in italy. the government wants to know w that country's food staplecosts much. could someone be fixing the price of past tonight we ndle it over. >>> om the different perspectives of reporters an analysts from arnd the globe, this is "worldfocu" majosupport has been provided by rosald p. walter and the peter g.eterson foundation, dedited to promoting fiscal responbility and addressing key economic cllenges facing america's futu. and additial funding is prided by the following supporters -- >>> good eveng. i'm rtin savidge. thanyou for joining us. it was jus what haiti nothe need. one of the most poweul aftershocks since the devastating earthqua that hit that country eight ds ago. today's aftershock had a magnude of 5.9. it rumbd through e ruined pital po-au-prince for 15 or 20uneasy econds. stephan bachenheimer of o german partner describes what it feltike. >> well, ioke up this mning just a minute or o after 6:00 because my bed was shaking. wh i woke up i heardalready people screamingoutside. all the people
FOX News
Jan 19, 2010 10:00pm EST
continue to organize for america. and so, we will always remember our terrific senator ted kennedy and his words, the work begins anew the hope rises again, and the dream lives on! thank you! [ applause ] >> greta: that of course martha coakley. we are waiting for scott brown to speak. we'll go to him as soon as he takes the stage. right now sarah palin joins us by phone the author of the mega best seller going rogue and a fox news political contributor. governor palin nice to hear from you. as you listened to the concession stan of the attorney general here in massachusetts what do you think? >> i think is huge. you just witnessed a wicked political pivot across our country. i think the victory of brown can't be overstated not just brown but the recent developments in new jersey and virginia now massachusetts. this is a tidal wave sweeping the country telling politicians in d.c. the status co-is not acceptable. >> greta: from -- the status quo is not acceptable. >> greta: from a strategic point of view why do you think this happened. was it a misstep? >> i don't think it was a misstep it
MSNBC
Jan 20, 2010 4:00pm EST
" poll might give both parties pause. 21% approve of the job congress is doing running america, that includes the republican minority that would have everyone believe that it was simply an upon the moderator. the president says he gets it. >> the same thing that swept scott brown into office swept me into office. people are angry and they're frustrated. >> so what does it all mean for health care, for instance? here is our "reality check" not just for the democrats but everyone working in washington, d.c. if this doesn't make it obvious, i don't know what will. if you let the special interests write your legislation for you the voters are going to throw you out of office. case in point. as we all watched the extraction of any actual reform from the helicopter bill, person pechuation of the monopoly, no portability, no choice. the insurance monopoly represented by their stocks reaped the rewards of a government that was not only going to not reform the system but mandate everybody buy their health insurance into an unreformed monopoly. they call that freedom? i don't think so. a
ABC
Jan 20, 2010 4:30am EST
>>> making news in america this morning. >> epic upset. a republican comes from nowhere to win in liberal massachusetts. a stunning rebuke for the president after just one year in office. >> danger zone. how the gunman suspected in eight shooting deaths in virginia tried to fight back during a manhunt. >>> haiti's overwhelming struggling, feed the hungry and feed the survivors after the earthquake. >> it's january 20th, 2010. >>> good morning and thanks for being with us. i'm vinita nair. >> i'm eric horng. jeremy hubbard is on assignment. >>> we begin with shock waves traveling from massachusetts to washington and beyond. >> a republican captured ted kennedy's seat. a stunning defeat for the democrats and viviana hurtado is joining us from washington. >> reporter:ood morning. the president called scott brown to congratulate him but with health care reform legislation hanging in the balance this republican win was a very bitter pill for mr. obama and democrats to swallow. it's being called one of the biggest politil upsets in history, republican scott brown defeated democrat ma
ABC
Jan 20, 2010 6:30am EST
comfort is scheduled to arrive. they'll have more on good morning america. >>> let's take a look at our weather, here's justin. >> 6:30, just want to load up the maps we have from the u.s. geological survey. we have the worldwide network highlighting where the earthquake is taking place. 6.1, literally just minutes ago, out there. looks like little further east than port-au-prince, over towards the peninsula. but essentially we're checking out the shake map here. you can see where port-au-prince is located, just right there and the earthquake, again, about 12 miles underground, a little bit further to the east, needless to say, all those shock waves propagating themselves outward. we'll get more information with numerous cameras on the ground. we'll probably hear more reports coming up in the next half hour and again at good morning america. light sleet issues this morning. may have some pinging off your windshield and maybe even producing a glaze on steps, ramps and overpasses. we are above freezing for most places. about 33 degrees. light rain and sleet passing south of the city. this
FOX News
Jan 20, 2010 12:00am EST
for america. and so, we will always remember our terrific senator ted kennedy and his words, the work begins anew. the hope rises again, and the dream lives on! thank you. >> greta: that is martha folkly. we're waiting for scott brown to speak. right now sara palin joins us by phone to the author of the megabestseller "going rogue" and a fox news political contributor. nice to hear from you. as you listened to the concession stand of the attorney general here in massachusetts what do you think? >> this is huge. you just witnessed a wicked political pivot across the country. i think this can't be overstated. not just brown but look at the recent developments in new jersey, virginia. now massachusetts. this is a tidal wave telling politicians in washington, d.c. status quo is not acceptable. >> greta: from a strategic point of view why do you think this happened? what is there a miss step? what happened? >> i don't think it was a misstep on her part but it was this over all message of, arrogance just goes around, common sense victory is what is going to be seen coming from scott brown's candid
CNBC
Jan 20, 2010 9:00am EST
and in the commodity area there. bank of america, they had a loss of 60 cents. that was a bit larger than a consensus loss of 52 cents. the bottom line is pretty simple. credit is slowly improving at bank of america and many other banks. that's what the -- what most traders were telling me this morning here. also, wells fargo also reported a profit here. a little bit better than expected but loan loss reserves were reduced as well. trader talk.cnbc.com. scott, how are we looking at the nasdaq? >> we can open a few points to the downside. that's what the remarket indicator is showing. take a look at big cap technology stocks. most are showing modest losses in the premarket but we're focused on apple down about 0.5% as there is a report it's talking with microsoft about making bing the default search engine on the iphone replacing google. you have microsoft shares still under pressure this morning. google down as well in the premarket. across the board really oracle, intel, and research in motion are all to the down side. certainly there is a lot of focus on technology stocks today in the wake of the b
CNBC
Jan 20, 2010 4:00pm EST
line on bank of america, although the number came in a little bit below expectations, 60 cent, the credit trends are clearly improving a little bit. that's what's important here. we also of course had wells fargo. their numbers beat expectations but still got a lot of real estate problems out there from the old wachovia deals. how about the hmos here, yes, certainly any kind of confusion on the health care reform issue probably would benefit hmos, but in the general market, weakness after a couple of nice moves to the upside, they ended up close to the lows for the day. maria, back to you. >> bob, thanks very much. meanwhile, technology took a beating today despite ibm's strong earnings report. scott wapner manning the nymex for us. ibm set the tone, didn't it, scott. >> reporter: absolutely, maria. selling on the news is what we're seeing again. take a look at intel, for example, that stock had much better than expected earnings. the stock sold on the news. ibm, pretty good earnings as well. stock sold on the news. take a look at what the nasdaq's performance was today in tho
PBS
Jan 20, 2010 5:30pm EST
in america and around the globe. coming up, and thereby a group of musicians. and baby making day in south korea, government workers sent home early to increase the birth rate. >>> one year after barack obama took office, the u.s. president and his party have managed to lose a seat in the senate. the republicans now have enough votes to block health care reform as just a start. at the white house insists the president will step -- the white house insists that the president will stick to his goals. >> the next united states senator! >> it is perhaps the political upset of the new century, a republican elected to the u.s. senate in massachusetts for the first time in 38 years. he and scott brown. >> i saw a handmade sign that i put there myself. >> exactly one year after president obama took office. there are 100 seats in the senate, 100 votes. the democrats now control 60 of those, giving them a majority so powerful that could pass legislation they want. but when scott brown arrives, the republicans take control of 41 seats. that is enough to block legislation. president obama's huge plan f
FOX News
Jan 19, 2010 9:00pm EST
in the people of america not just the government of america. >> sean: i agree. i think this arrogance and i think misinterpretation of the last elections' results. if you got to bribe senators to support your health care plan and buy off unions to support your health care plan and you are not going to keep your promise to be transparent and put it on c-span it seems this is a reaction to that arrogance do you agree with that analysis? >> i do. i think a lot of people will look at the campaign issue by issue to understand why scott brown has been so successful. it is really the attitude of are call them the neomonarchists in washington who believe big government is better, smarter, wiser than the people is happening in massachusetts the citizens here are saying no, we want a government that responds to the people of america and does not spoken to the ideologues and left wing of the democratic party. >> sean: what does it say about the president? you believe this is a referendum on barack obama's agenda. now, if this comes out, we have 63%, this just coming in, it is still 53-46. we don't ha
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2010 8:00pm EST
works in haiti, but if we do nothing, in 10 years one of every $5 in the united states of america will be spent on health care. and in 30 years one of every $3 will be spent on health care in the united states of america. that is unsustainable. that is an unsustainable road for us to go down and people will then look 10 years from now and 20 years from now and 30 years from now and they'll ask, who was representing western pennsylvania when they had a chance to tackle health care reform? who was representing connecticut? who was representing northeast ohio? when the bell rang to step up and make these changes. i yield to my friend from western p.a. >> i thank the gentleman and i thank him for his kind words as well. he hit the nail right on the head, madam speaker. that we, i think it's appropriate today to take a look at what was happening one year ago today. a year ago today the budget deficit was forecast by the congressional budget office for the fiscal year ending september 30, 2009, to be $1.8 trillion. the jobs that were lost in the month of january were more than 700,000 j
FOX News
Jan 19, 2010 7:00pm EST
on america. one year later, major garrett has a look back at the president's foreign policy. >> the president's biggest foreign policy hoop came at the end of his first year, sending 30,000 additional troops to afghanistan to combat a tenacious taliban. >> i'm convinced that our security is at stake in afghanistan and pakistan. >> when mr. obama accepted his noble peace prize he surprised some by defending his expanded afghan war as crucial to winning a post 9/11 peace. republicans backed this decision but not what came with it. >> his simultaneous announcement of his desire for an early commencement of withdrawal of american forces sent a very bad signal. >> signals, mr. obama has tried to send new ones as with his speech to the muslim world in cairo. at big summits the president acknowledged what he called u.s. missteps in foreign policy, economics and the environment. >> it is not just the apologies that make a difference, it is the overall weakness and decline in defending american interests. >> the white house and its allies call it practicallal honesty. >> he has shown a sincetivity to
MSNBC
Jan 20, 2010 6:00am EST
change america. you were in iowa with me all of the republicans that streamed through in early january 2008, they were so hopeful. they said this guy will be so different. he's not a crazy left winger, not a product of the '60s. that's why he won iowa. in fact, that's why he won in 2008. we saw with the stimulus bill, with cap and trade, health care reform, every step of the way, mika, he chose to take nancy pelosi's approach, and henry waxman's approach, and barney frank's approach instead of iowa's approach and this is where it landed him. >> tell us a little bit, given what joe was saying, we hear from the white house one thing, but i was reading tweets all night long. give us a sense of what you're hearing on the ground in terms of how people feel. not only in terms of the direction of the administration, but why they vote for scott brown. >> massachusetts, arguably the most democratic state in this country, don't want someone who is beholden to a party. and how you govern like that and pass legislation, i don't know, because as a party you have to come together on issues and make
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2010 2:00am EST
someone very dear to massachusetts, and to america. senator ted kennedy was a tireless and big-hearted public servant, and for most of my lifetime was a force like no other in this state. [applause] his name will always command the affection and respect by the people a massachusetts and i said to be filled the same about her. there's no replacing a man like that, but tonight i honor his memory, and i pledge my very best to be a worthy successor. i said at the very beginning, when i sat down at the dinner table with my family, that win or lose we would run a race which would make us all proud. i kept my word and we ran a clean, issues oriented, upbeat campaign - and i wouldn't trade that for anything. when i first started running, i asked for a lot of help, because i knew it was going to be me against the machine. i was wrong, it was all of us against the machine. tonight we have shown everybody now and that you of the machine. i'm glad my mom and dad, brothers, sisters, and so many family members are here tonight. once again, before i go any further, i want to introduce somebod
NBC
Jan 20, 2010 5:00pm EST
real trouble for the president's health-care plan. >> republicans are claiming america is on their side. tracy potts has more from washington. >> massachusetts' scott brown says he is eager to become the next republican votes on health care. >> brown gives republicans enough votes to derail the democrats' plan. >> last night, a shot was fired around this nation, saying no more business as usual in washington d.c. >> the gop is calling his election a clear message from america on several issues. next they do not want this health care bill, it is pretty darn clear. >> there are a number of different ways to do it. >> we will move forward with their considerations in mind, but we will move forward. >> senate majority leader harry reid says they will vote -- wait to vote on health care until brown is sworn in. >> you may have more votes than we do, but if you do it all by yourself, the public is probably not going to buy it. >> a majority of americans oppose the health reform plan, calling it the most negative thing about his first year, but interestingly, health care is not the biggest iss
WHUT
Jan 19, 2010 7:00pm EST
to promoting fiscal responsibility and addressing key economic challenges facing america's future. and additional funding is provided by the following supporters -- >>> good evening. i'm martin savidge. thank you for joining us. it's been one week since the earthquake struck in haiti and life changed in an instant for millions of people. beyond the estimated 200,000 killed, another 250,000 were injured and 1.5 million are homeless. as much of haiti lies in ruins, the relief effort has picked up by it is still described as sluggish. there were long lines today as u.n. peacekeepers handed out food and water. aid workers have distributed more than 250,000 daily food rations, half from the u.s. military, but still far short of what is needed. margaret aguirre of the international medical corps told us about the patients in a hospital where her team is working? >> reporter: we're getting food and water to them but there's still no electricity or running water around the city. it has been very difficult to get them clean, potable water. but we have a lot of help from our partners and u.
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2010 12:00pm EST
in america. the people of massachusetts spoke and spoke loudly. one concern i know a imin of you had about the outcome of this election would be whether the new senator would be seated. i'm convinced now that no gamesmanship will be played by the other side with regard to future votes in the senate. senator jim webb, made it clear he will not participate in any additional health care votes prior to senator brown being sworn in. and i noticed that elected officials in massachusetts who were principally responsible for certifying election after earlier saying take up to two weeks, indicated it could be as soon today. i don't believe the kind of thing we've seen on full diswith the corn husbander kick back, the louis purchase, the gator aide, drafting the bill behind closed doors, i think majority has got the message and no more gamesmanship here. no more lack of transparency. let's honor the wishes of the people of massachusetts and move forward with policy. with our policy debates. with that, let me call on our, outstanding chairman of the national republican senatorial committee who played
CNBC
Jan 20, 2010 4:00am EST
viewers to understand is the fact that total debt in america is, in fact, the not dproeg. it's a widely spread belief that all debt in america is growing out of control. in reality, the private sector is contracting faster than the government is spending and i think this is reducing the amount of dollars in circulation. when you reduce the supply, you drive up the price. >> very interesting, emil. we're going to leave it there for now and you'll be with us throughout the hour. right now, let's get you caught up on some of the big stories we've been following around the globe. president obama's chances of passing health care reform suffer a major setback as scott brown, republican, wins the senate seat held by ted kennedy in massachusetts. democrats may not have enough time now to resolve differences between the house and the senate health care bill and get new cost estimates before brown is sworn in. that leaves house democrats with the unpalatable option of trying to pass a senate bill that many disagree with. that stinging defeat in the senate comes on the one year anniversary of pres
WHUT
Jan 20, 2010 7:00am EST
political base and it is too soon to see any results. * four people in america are still pretty hard, -- times for people in america are still pretty hard. then there is what president obama just found out from the peace -- from the people in massachusetts, in tough times the people doing -- blame the people in power. >> joining me in the studio is our abc news correspondent. why did the people turn against obama? >> that is -- a key question, is this a statement about martha copley and how she ran her campaign? or a larger statement about the obama administration? in the last year since he took office -- this is the anniversary -- we have seen those job approval rating numbers start to slip. now his job performance is still in theositive numbers. but it is not an overwhelmingly positive response by voters to the obama administration. people on the ground were not impressed with the martha copley campaign. she had some fumbles, she was not out there. but scott brown took a page out of the obama playbook. he was out there canvassing the state, he had a huge internet presence, and one
CNBC
Jan 20, 2010 3:00pm EST
america sales trailed. i'm joined exclusivee by the chairman and ceo with lew frankfort. the company reports that three cents better than analyst's expectations, actually, revenue up nearly 11% for the sales part of the business. what went right last quarter? can you characterize the last three months for us. >> i think everything went right. we actually put into place a whole series of initiatives. new collections, such as poppy. a rebalance assortment but more compelling price points. acceleration of openings in china and on our supply chain was able to deliver with a lower cost. so overall we had a very strong quarter. >> so why do you think the stock is under such pressure today? people are talking about north america sales in the second quarter trailing some expectations. was north america weaker in some parts of the world in your view. >> around the country grew 11%. and overall growth in our coach stores grew 16%. so we feel really terrific about the reinvigoration of our north america sales and we actually achieved about 3% comps, which was the first time in five quarters tha
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2010 6:00am EST
. until you understand that the america we occupy is the product, to a huge extent, of people who are still living -- think about it this way. someplace between 33% to 40% of today's gross domestic product comes out of firm that did not exist in 1980. now, i think if every economist who advises government had that tattooed there, 40% of the g.d.p. comes from firms that didn't exist 30 years ago, we'd have different policy. >> steven douglas. at the university level where we're teaching our college students about starting companies and assessing risks and calculating risks, should entrepreneurship education be, well, education or more experience? >> frank? >> if i may. i think the experience is the education. i will answer it very simply. you have to experience what it is to be an entrepreneur. in many places, stanford, m.i.t., for example, wisconsin, the institute in akron, we're doing the same. we take teams of students and we expose them to problems. in our case we have teams including an m.b.a. student, shadowing orthopedic surgeons, looking at the things they are doing. to det
FOX News
Jan 20, 2010 4:00pm EST
state are basically saying to the rest of america, don't do for america you did in massachusetts. the premiums have gone up 30%. >> neil: scott brown was behind that with mitt romney. >> but now he's saying pretty clearly, i will block healthcare reform for the rest of the country. >> neil: he finds a lot he likes. was it black and white? sure. he said make me the 41st vote. i will block healthcare reform and we'll go back to the beginning and do it all over again. when he talks about healthcare reform, what he talks about is what i talk about, john mccain talked about. market reform. let's do tort reform. get all that unnecessary medical malpractice, hundreds of millions, possibly billions, that we waste on that out of the system. democrats don't want to touch that which kills it as a bipartisan reform. second, let's have the ability to buy health insurance all over the country. that will drive the price down, not up the way it did in massachusetts. third, do it through the tax code, give everybody a tax exemption to buy health insurance to make the product marketable. >> neil:
MSNBC
Jan 20, 2010 12:00am EST
election came about because we lost someone very, very dear to massachusetts and to america, senator ted kennedy was a tireless worker and a big-hearted public servant. and for most of his lifetime was a force like no other in this state. the first call i made was to his wife vicki and i told her that his name will always command the affection and respect by the people of massachusetts. and i said, we feel the same about her. there's no replacing a man like that, but tonight i honor the memory and i pledge to be the very best and try to be a worthy successor to the late senator kennedy. >> and here's some of what attorney general martha coakley said tonight at her concession speech. let's listen. >> anyone who's been out on the campaign trail, particularly in this race, has seen the anger of folks who are frustrated, concerned. they are angry about health care issues and they're angry about our two wars, our inability to properly care for those who return home after fighting. i had hoped in the best interests of our state and the country to go to washington to address these issues. i hop
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2010 9:00am EST
of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the presiding officer: the clerk will read a communication to the senate. the clerk: washington, d.c, january 20, 2010. to the senate: under the provisions of rule 1, paragraph 3, of the standing rules of the senate, i hereby appoint the honorable tom udall, a senator from the state of new mexico, to perform the duties of the chair. signed: robert c. byrd, presidet pro tempore. mr. reid: mr. president? the presiding officer: the majority leader is recognized. mr. reid: following leader remarks, the senate will proceed to a period of morning business for one hour with senators allowed to speak for up to ten minutes each. the time will be equally divided and controlled between the two leaders or their designees. following that morning business, the senate will proceed to executive session to consider the nomination of beverly baldwin martin of georgia to be a united states circuit judge for the 11th circuit. debate on the nomination is limited to one hour, equally
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2010 11:00pm EST
of a rural america. i am a republican and the reason i am a republican, we had a president in 1865 you might recall the name abraham lincoln, and that was the only race he won based on ethics, fairness, freedom and equality for everyone. >> host: he would house seat, too but then he lost a number of races. >> caller: well, that's the only one he did win though, was the presidency. he ran for other races. but brown has really impressed me. he came out of virtually nowhere and he has calluses on his hands where he works. and driving the pickup truck mr. obama said anybody can buy a truck. go to the troy, sir on and point it is 50%. high school graduation, less than 50%. we need america taken back. ms. coakley, you were talking to the lady -- she made the statement these are the kind people the would vote for him that shot at wal-mart. does that lead not realize wal-mart employs more people in the united states of america than anybody except for the federal government and the only difference between the federal government and wal-mart is wal-mart makes a profit? >> host: charles, thanks f the c
FOX News
Jan 20, 2010 6:00am EST
's also been in the army and national guard for a very long time. he was cosmo's america's sexiest man. he says he accepted the $1100 and posed for that magazine to pay for law school. and also, he is not a man of privilege. he actually -- his mom at one point was on welfare. he grew up in a broken marriage and at one point, he says what turned his life around is he was caught shoplifting. which is a very telling time in his life. turned himself around. >> and there you can see him with a couple of his daughters. the taller of the two is ayla and she is somebody familiar to a lot of people because she was one of the 10 finalists of "american idol" a couple of years ago. and there she is right there. her sister, i believe, is a premed student and that girl right there is also a standout on the boston college basketball team. >> yeah, she yesterday one of the anecdotes that scott brown told was that when the president called him up to say congratulations, scott brown, hope we can work together. why don't you got a friend and i'll bring my daughter down, mr. president and we can play two on
FOX News
Jan 20, 2010 9:00am EST
. >>> another fox news alert, hope to go hear from america's newest senator this morning. here he is, senator-elect republican scott brown, at a victory party last night, the republican candidate for ted kennedy's senate seat, pulling off the improbable, beating democrat martha coakley in last night's election. here is some of what he said last night at his rally. >> hope they're paying close attention because tonight the independent voice of massachusetts has spoken! >> and if anyone, it anyone, does that in this next election season that's about to begin, let mem take a look at what happened in massachusetts. because what happened here, what happened here in massachusetts, can happen all over america. we are all witnesses, you and i, to the truth and ideals, hard work, strength of heart can overcome the political machine. and it all started with me, my truck, and a very few amount of dedicated volunteers. however, it ended with an air force one making an emergency run to logan. and i didn't mind when the president came here and criticized me and talked about, you know, some of the things th
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2010 5:00pm EST
, indeed demand, the contempt and condemnation of everyone in america. they deserve immediate action by those who accorded him his broadcast platform and whose silence and inaction thus far can only be described as a disgrace. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman yields back his time. under the speaker's announced policy of january 6, 2009, the gentleman from missouri, mr. aiken is designated for 60 minutes as the designee of the minority leader. mr. aiken: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. aiken: good afternoon. we once again find ourselves here in the -- on the floor of the u.s. congress and the subject before us, in spite of considerable various events that have been of great interest to people yesterday, i'm thinking of the election of in massachusetts, there still remains the question of health care. there's discussion with the new political rearraignments that it may be the house will take up and just pass the bill passed by the senate. that is one possibility, which of course would require the bill not to have to go back to t
CNBC
Jan 19, 2010 7:00pm EST
peter beinart, daily beast, senior fellow new america foundation. we have the "wall street journal's" steve moore. mr. moore will change the title if scott brown wins tonight. and on the program for the first time, robert take sracinskitrac. i want to go to peter beinart. i laid out the issues as i saw them and i want to get your reaction to my money politics message this evening. >> i think what you didn't include is the fact that when you have 10% unemployment, people are very angry at whoever is in power. in 1982 when up employment was very high and your pal, ronald reagan was in power, the republicans got sha lacked. obama is significantly more popular in massachusetts than all the republicans in congress. nationally his approval rating is still 50%. people are upset because the economy is so bad. if the economy recover, then obama's political fortunes will recover. >> but steve moore, imso taken by this scott brown message which is a combination of supply side tax cuts and the new pea tarty populist movement which we have talked about at some length. we'll get bob tracinski in
CNBC
Jan 20, 2010 5:00pm EST
financial space. >> intraday tape on bank of america, you had a slim margin of time and you probably went in that moment because you talked about buying when it was basically unchanged where it was trading lower on the session. we heard midday oppenheimer raising estimate on bank of america to an outperform. you saw it move higher and highlighted why you were in the market. that is that the credit deterioration looks like it has peaked back in the second and third quarter as opposed to the expectation of the fourth quarter. that's why they were in there. they're saying normalized earnings now, now they can use normalized valuation when it comes to bank of america. quite a change from just a couple of months ago. >> also if you look at bank of america earnings, you have to like the investment banking contribution from merrill lynch. i don't know if people were factoring that in. that was present today in the earnings. >> guy? >> i think if you play hockey you have to skate forward and backward. if you trade you have to make money when it goes up and down. yesterday we said we
FOX News
Jan 19, 2010 8:00pm EST
with newt gingrich on how america will change if the democrats lose ted kennedy's seat. the spooker is next. >> bill: continuing with this special edition of "the factor." joining us from washington, fox news analyst newt gingrich and author of the book rediscovering god in america. whatever happens tonight, mr. speaker, america will change. let's take a brown victory first. what do you think that will happen if brown wins in massachusetts? >> the first thing ought to be that every republican in the country ought to look at every district and every senate seat. you said a few weeks ago that it wasn't even going to be close people -- that it was even going to be close, people would have laughed at you. he has the courage to be an active state electo legislatore he is outnumbered and brave enough to run for the seat. you are in the middle of this tremendously big health bill. this is ted kennedy's seat. it is massachusetts. even the idea that this is close and my personal hunch is he will win tonight. even if it stays very, very close as carl cameron said, democrats are going to be shaking al
MSNBC
Jan 19, 2010 8:00pm EST
fairness and discussion back to the equation. it's good for america to have good government and have people just talking about wills, transparency and do it the right way. >> it would make everybody the 41st senator, except those in the majority who want health care reform. a libertarian on the ballot, his name joe kennedy, not that joe kennedy. no relation to the late senator. as if that was not confusing to voters today. voters flooded polls this morning to cast their ballots. the turnout double what it was for last month's primary. as we mentioned the final polls giving the republican scott brown the edge. insider advantage for politico. joined mr. brown with a 9-point advantage 52-43. these are prevote polls. a quarter of democrats, 24-71. insider advantage ceo describing mrs. coakley as a candidate in free fall. the republican pollster putting mr. brown's lead at 7 points at 52-45. the forecasting model from nate silver which correctly predicted the outcome of all 35 senate races in 2008, regarded mr. brown as a favorite to win. coakley saying she does not believe the numbers. >> we've
CBS
Jan 20, 2010 5:00am EST
of america and morgan stanley are scheduled to announce earnings from the last quarter, a study after citigroup reported a multibillion dollar loss, mostly from paying back bail out money. >>> warren buffett's shareholders are voting whether to split the price of berkshire hathaway. the class a shares will be priced at $100,000 each for one share of stock. >> oh, man. sounds like a lot. >>> coming up, also nice to own, you are saving us some money. >> money saving tip, we will save you money on insurance which is something that everybody pays for. >> you can always use that. >> thank you. >>> there hasn't been a republican senator from massachusetts since the ' 70s but that's all about to change. republican scott brown won the special election to fill the late ted kennedy's seat. he defeated martha coakley who once led by a wide margin. he focused on voters anger over the economy and president obama's health care plan. >> it will raise taxes and hurt medicare, destroy jobs. >> reporter: the victory means brown -- once brown takes office, senate democrats will no long every have the 60
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2010 7:00am EST
on one of the talk-radio shows on wtkk in boston. it definitely is time for change in america. we just cannot afford the health care bill. a lot of president obama's policies are just unsustainable. they are just totally upsetting many of the americans that vote regularly. i think is definitely time for change. i think change has come to america thanks to ted kennedy's seat here in boston. host: was there a moment in the race or the campaign or a statement or anything that turned you in the direction of scott brown? as an independent, all eyes have been on folks like you. caller: for many years now, i changed from being a lifelong democrat here in boston. martha coakley, i think she just proved -- we love our red sox and she has no clue who curt schilling is or was. there was no doubt in my mind for the past year that i was going to vote in my mind for scott brown. i knew that he would probably run for the seat because there was nobody else to replace ted kennedy. i think it is just everything that could have gone right did go right this time around, and hopefully scott brown comes thr
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2010 1:00pm EST
attest that these men and women were among the finest america has to offer. they did not shy from the dangers that they knew existed and they believed in the mission that they were asked to perform. they worked tirelessly in an environment that is always dangerous. i'm proud of the work that they did and the work that their colleagues continue to do today to keep our country safe. the officers who died in khost were true professionals. they were savvy officers who relied on years of experience to make judgments and to calculate risk. these men and women were deployed to an any of great danger and hardship and they did so knowing that the worst could happen. but they did it anyway because we as a nation are relying on them and colleagues like them to make the united states safe from the threat of terrorism. i realize that many people have a distorted vision of what it means to be part of a c.i.a. family. movies and books have made the life of a c.i.a. officer seem exciting. it wasn't until i joined the intelligence committee that i fully understood the unique sacrifices that the me
CNBC
Jan 20, 2010 11:00am EST
care reform and other issues. now back to today's trading and the financials. bank of america and morgan stanley both reporting they fell short in q4. meanwhile, a number of regional banks posted profits and beat expectations. so should you invest in regional banks instead of the big guys? let's ask matt mckorm am, banking analyst at matt mcgregor and senior editor for the credit suisse financial services group. matt, as i recall, i may have this wrong, but you were always in favor of the regionals. is that the case and are you still there? >> well, i'm a little bit more in favor of the regionals and they're more nimbler, but i'm in favor of the custody banks and if you look at the numbers from bank of new york state street or northern trust which we own, they had great beats across the board, larry, and i think what the market's doing is they're digesting these numbers and they're understanding that with gridlock soon to be happening that the stimulus will probably not happen and i think the juice that has been helped in propping up the market once they pull that out is causi
MSNBC
Jan 20, 2010 12:00pm EST
down and work for america. do what's been done in the pastime after time after time. where we sit down and negotiate in good faith efforts. so far that has not happened. >> for his part senate majority leader harry reid says he plans to move forward. >> we will continue to leave a seat at the table for our republican colleagues. when their caucus comprises 40 or 41 members we should all be united within the walls of this chamber. >> nbc's luke russert is live for us on capitol hill. luke, with a good afternoon to you. what kind of options do the democrats have when it comes to health care? >> reporter: well, alex, after last night's stunning upset by scott brown they are limited. in theory this is what they can do. number one, the idea of passing this bill quickly before brown is seated, that was effectively killed off by senator jim webb last tonight saying democrats should wait until he's seated before the process goes forward. number two, having the house simply pass the senate bill and that bill becoming law. rank and file house democrats told me last night there's no way they will
MSNBC
Jan 20, 2010 3:00pm EST
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NBC
Jan 20, 2010 4:30am EST
news "early today" in america. >>> police in los angeles are looking for a suspect who held a cashier at gunpoint. a surveillance camera captured the robber holding a rifle in the face of a 7-eleven employees. he continuously shouts open it. but the cashier is not able to open either register. the gunman eventually fled empty handed. >>> a woman found dead in a mobile home after a massive tree toppled on her california rv park. heavy wind and rain caused the eucalyptus tree to come crashing down on the victim's trailer. the massive tree was measured ten feet in diameter. >>> also in california, a flight instructor and his student are lucky to be alive after crashing into a mountain. their plane reportedly went down after a strong wind gust and hit a peak in joshua tree national park. rescuers found the plane upside-down hours after the crash. >>> and in baltimore, a mysterious ritual surrounding edgar allan poe's grave appears to be never more. for the last 60 years a cloaked figure has left roses and a bottle of cognac on the author's grave site on the morning of his birthday, januar
PBS
Jan 20, 2010 12:00pm EST
say we extended grays and they are not extending greece to anyone else. it turns out bank of america has so much money in bonuses it could have absolves the crisis for 2 million people, but they gave 100 loans. we fired bank of america. it is now a mini movement to move your money. the banks say they are too big to fail. i say make them smaller. in wall street there is a morality play going on. i think it is a cultural thing. greed is good. it is all about me, and i want it now. those messages destroyed economies but also cultures and our souls. i counter that with enough is enough. we are in this together. we evaluate decisions today. that would change things. >> i see greed is a good concept on wall street. what role do we play in rediscovering? >> my depression-era parents would not have spent money they did not have, and wells may not trickle-down, but bad values do. we have got to look at wall street, too. also, at ourselves, look in the mirror. crisis gives such it -- gives us a chance to reset. all of the pain and suffering in detroit is going to be in vain if we go back to bu
NBC
Jan 20, 2010 6:30pm EST
issue, health care. >> the people of massachusetts have spoken for the rest of america. stop this process. >> they don't want the government taking over health care. they made that abundantly clear last night. >> the people of massachusetts stood up and said, enough is enough. >> reporter: but the president said his party's loss was about something bigger. in fact, he told abc that the same voter sentiment that got him elected president in 2008 swept brown into office tuesday. >> people are angry and they're frustrated, not just because of what's happened in the last year or two years, but what's happened over the last eight years. >> reporter: white house aides admit it was partly about health care. >> we heard from folks around the country. >> reporter: the president told abc he wants some version of health care reform passed quickly. brown's campaign focused criticism on the president's management of the terror threat. and daif the conservative website "the drudge report" began touting him as a presidential candidate. who is he? he will be the first senator in history to h
ABC
Jan 19, 2010 11:35pm EST
to wisconsin, it's important to massachusetts. it's important to the entire united states of america. >> thank you very much. inappreciate the votes. >> reporter: last week, i talked to brown about the state of the race. why all the excitement? >> well, because it represents an opportunity for change to go to washington. at least bring back the debate. as the 41st senator, i can can at least allow them to maybe look at things a little differently. >> reporter: he brought up that magic number 41. now he will become the 41st republican senator, enough to block health care reform and wreak havoc on the president's agenda. less than five months after the death of ted kennedy, the lion of the senate, the darling of massachusetts's liberals, it is the man who will take his seat that could be the biggest obstacle to what he held most dear. tonight was game six for democrats. the ball went through their legs. there are still plenty of people here at scott brown headquarters. i have to tell you, this place was packed. practically a fire hazard. it's safe to say that over the last several decades, repub
ABC
Jan 20, 2010 6:00am EST
with information on tax credits and other changes in tax law. coming up on "good morning america," the new product companies are creating to save you money. and that is your "money scope" report. i am vinita nair. >>> we have 36 degrees outside on this wednesday morning. >> your daily commute is putting you in a very elite group. it is kind of a dubious group. >> an elite group you do not want to be in. later on "oprah," we have a firsthand account of the devastation. that is today at 4:00. >> hello. come see the thought-provoking light sculpture at the national gallery of art. good morning, washington. >>> anybody who dares to brave the public already knows it can be a slow ride. >> a new survey backs up what washingtonians have known all along. matt brock is live in oxon hill. how bad is it this time? >> asked lisa baden. she has been talking about the truck that lost its load in bethesda. traffic was backed up for miles. it seems like something like that happens every day. the beltway commute is the third worst in the country. it is no surprise the beltway rush-hour traffic is legendary. >> abo
FOX
Jan 20, 2010 9:00am EST
hesitancy to talk about races or one ethnic group, he wants to do policy that's affect all of america. but i feel that perhaps african- american are getting ignored. and maybe looking at a task force creating disparities that african-american would appreciate but we're feeling ignored. >> is this not coming to a socio economic ssue if the president, who happens to be an african-american, were to come all out with these programs, wouldn't he not get then the back lack from other communities? how does he walk that tight rope? >> but of course barack obama being the first african- american president is getting backlashed any way just because. so sometimes as a leader, you are going to have to take those tough stands. and maybe you have to say that in helping one grop, i'm going to help all. and i think that's what he's saying. however, when we look at the problems in america, the problems in america are not just black problems, they are problems of a lot of people being unemployed, a lot of people having foreclosures, a lot of people losing their life savings in the stock market. so when he say
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